Russell Investments Group Ltd. continued to hold its stake in Buckle, Inc. (The) (NYSE:BKE) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 18,167 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Buckle, Inc. (The) were worth $323,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in shares of Buckle, Inc. (The) by 15.6% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 5,466 shares of the company’s stock worth $102,000 after acquiring an additional 737 shares during the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Buckle, Inc. (The) by 8.2% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 6,594 shares of the company’s stock worth $123,000 after acquiring an additional 497 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in shares of Buckle, Inc. (The) by 17.8% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 6,988 shares of the company’s stock worth $130,000 after acquiring an additional 1,056 shares during the last quarter. Oxford Asset Management acquired a new stake in shares of Buckle, Inc. (The) in the first quarter worth approximately $187,000. Finally, Karp Capital Management Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Buckle, Inc. (The) in the first quarter worth approximately $193,000. 59.45% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Buckle, Inc. (BKE) traded up 2.24% during trading on Friday, reaching $15.95. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 308,321 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $15.13 and a 200-day moving average price of $17.06. The company has a market capitalization of $769.08 million, a PE ratio of 8.87 and a beta of 0.87. Buckle, Inc. has a 52 week low of $13.50 and a 52 week high of $27.10.

Buckle, Inc. (The) (NYSE:BKE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 17th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $195.65 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $195.97 million. Buckle, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 19.96% and a net margin of 9.40%. Buckle, Inc. (The)’s revenue was down 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.32 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Buckle, Inc. will post $1.61 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 13th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 12th. Buckle, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is 55.56%.

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A number of research firms have weighed in on BKE. Deutsche Bank AG lowered their price objective on Buckle, Inc. (The) from $15.00 to $13.00 and set a “sell” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 18th. ValuEngine lowered Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub lowered Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Buckle, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, June 2nd.

Buckle, Inc. (The) Company Profile

The Buckle, Inc is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories for young men and women. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 467 retail stores in 44 states throughout the United States under the names Buckle and The Buckle. The Company markets a selection of brand name casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories and footwear.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Buckle, Inc. (The) (NYSE:BKE)

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